Peanuts/A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Airdate November 20, 1973
Writer(s) Charles M. Schulz
Director Bill Melendez,
Phil Roman
Network CBS
Style 30-minute animated Thanksgiving special
Company Lee Mendelson Film Productions,
Bill Melendez Productions,
United Feature Syndicate
Origin USA
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There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown
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It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) is an animated Thanksgiving special. It is the tenth of a series of animated Peanuts specials.


Plot Overview


Actor Character
Todd Barbee Charlie Brown
Stephen Shea Linus Van Pelt
Robin Kohn Lucy Van Pelt
Hilary Momberger Sally Brown
Christopher DeFaria Peppermint Patty
Jimmy Ahrens Marcie
Robin Reed Franklin
Bill Melendez Snoopy


The Show

  • CBS originally aired A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving from its premiere on November 20, 1973 until 2000. Since then, it (along with all other Peanuts specials) has aired on ABC
  • The show traditionally airs on the night of Thanksgiving in the United States, though it has also aired on other nights during Thanksgiving week prior to the holiday
  • Since moving to ABC, the network has aired this and other Peanuts specials in their entirety instead of making cuts to scenes to fit the show into a half-hour slot. Because of the length of modern commercial breaks, however, this causes the aired special to run slightly past the bottom of the hour, so to fill the remaining time, ABC usually airs an additional Peanuts special afterward to give viewers a full hour of back-to-back Peanuts specials

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References


DVD Release

Title Release Date #
Individual Episodes
Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving September 12, 2000 1

Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Remastered Deluxe Edition October 7, 2008 1

Episode Collections
Peanuts: Holiday Collection September 12, 2000 3

Awards and Accolades

External Sites